Nature

Chickasaw Plum for Wildlife

April 13, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . I’ve been noticing Chickasaw plums on my drive to Sumter recently. I see them on the dry, open woodlands as I drive down towards the Wateree flood plain. They’re modest in size, open and twiggy...

The Pros and Cons of Black Cherry and Cherry Laurel

April 11, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Both Prunus serotina, black cherry, and Prunus caroliniana , cherry laurel, contain prussic acid, cyanide, and the wilted leaves especially are harmful to horses and cattle. If you crush the...

The Hawk on the Roof

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An adult Red-Tailed Hawk

A listener encounters a Red-Tailed Hawk on the roof of a building in downtown Charleston.

PBS KIDS Celebrates Earth Month - Explore the Outdoors

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Education by Ty Moody
PBS Kids - Explore Outdoors

In celebration of Earth Month, PBS KIDS has announced a slate of all-new episodes, games and activities to encourage kids and families to get outside and enjoy nature. Beginning April 15, 2019 , viewers will be able to enjoy a special week of adventures from WILD KRATTS ,...

Tent Caterpillars and Black Cherry Trees

April 5, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Our native black cherry, Prunus serotina , is usually defaced this time of year by a large web of silk that houses several hundred leaf-eating Eastern tent caterpillars. If you can reach the web...

Black Cherry Wood

April 4, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The wood that comes from our native black cherry tree, Prunus serotina , is the most prized in the forestry/timber industry. The wood has the beautiful deep red color valued by furniture makers...

The Value of Black Cherry Trees

April 3, 2019 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Prunus serotina, black cherry, is our most important and largest native cherry tree in North America. It has a huge range, from the middle of Canada to Florida, over to Texas and Arizona and...

Celebrate Earth Day and the Arrival of Spring

April 2, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
NATURE “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention”

New Specials in April and May 2019 Include NATURE | American Spring LIVE , a Celebration of the Change in Seasons Across America ARLINGTON, VA; MARCH 27, 2019 -- Throughout April and beyond, PBS will celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring with programs that explore...

Anhinga Anhinga?

March 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

The scientific name of these "Water Turkeys" is Anhinga anhinga

Opossums

March 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Opossum.

The Opossum is the only marsupial in the U.S. and Canada. Though "Possum" is a coloquial name for these animals, the Possum is actually a distant, Australian relative.

The Fox Squirrel

March 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Fox Squirrel.

The Fox Squirrel is significantly larger than the more common Gray Squirrel.

Happy Vernal Equinox!

March 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Today the length of night is the same as that of day.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher Nests

March 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher nest.

These nests are held together with spider silk.

The Luna Moth

March 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moth - Actias luna.

These moths over-winter in "paper thin" cocoons on the ground.

American Bittern

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American Bittern

You will find this bird in marshes, if you can manage to see it at all.

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